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Provoked by the poll results printed last week, I set about analysing my, relationship with the various computers I share my day with.

One I use mainly for structural analysis and for scanning my design sketches and because its large LCD screen is easy on the eyes.

Another I use to run design software, to prepare spreadsheet calculations and to browse the internet for product literature and technical information.

It's basically a second screen to my laptop which I use for word processing, e-mail communication, accessing drawings on client extranets and so on.

So am I obsessed, or are these daily companions powerful tools that make me more productive? Perhaps both!

Martin Halford (M), martin. halford@v-consult.

co. uk

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